Robes with zippers are a nice alternative to button-down robes or wrap robes. Usually found in caftan style robes, zippers make it easy to step into a robe and they guarantee complete coverage. Zippers are also easier on arthritic hands or hands that have less agility. Some styles have hidden zippers with decorative pull-cords. Other have shorter zippers, about halfway down the length of the robe. Zippered robes are usually ballet or ankle length, with a comfortable flowing style.